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Apple has booked TSMC to make its next-gen M3 and M2 Pro chips on 3nm

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 27, 2022 10:16 PM CDT

Apple's new M2 processor is official, but after it comes better versions with the M2 Pro and M2 Max, which I reported on weeks ago. But now, it seems it's being highlighted that they're being made on the new TSMC 3nm process node.

Apple has booked TSMC to make its next-gen M3 and M2 Pro chips on 3nm 11 | TweakTown.com

It was back on June 8 that I wrote about Apple's upgraded M2 Pro + M2 Max SoCs would be made on TSMC's new 3nm process node, and would release later this year. This was on information from 9to5Mac, who reported from Jeff Pu of Haitong Intl Tech Research who said that TSMC would start mass production of the more powerful M2 Pro chip later this year on its 3nm process node.

Now we have Digitimes saying that Apple has booked TSMC for its new M2 Pro and next-gen M3 processors. In their report, Digitimes explained: "Apple reportedly has booked TSMC capacity for its upcoming 3nm M3 and M2 Pro processors".

Continue reading: Apple has booked TSMC to make its next-gen M3 and M2 Pro chips on 3nm (full post)

AMD 'Phoenix' mobile Zen 4 CPU: 'should rip through' games at 1080p

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 27, 2022 7:34 PM CDT

The latest information on AMD's upcoming mobile Zen 4 processors is floating out today, with details pumped out on "Dragon Range" and now "Phoenix".

AMD 'Phoenix' mobile Zen 4 CPU: 'should rip through' games at 1080p 03 | TweakTown.com

The new AMD Phoenix APU will offer a lower number of CPU cores compared to Dragon (Phoenix with up to 8 cores, Dragon with up to 16 cores) but instead, Phoenix will be a great balance of GPU and CPU performance. According to Red Gaming Tech, it "should rip through games at 1080p fairly easily".

AMD's new Phoenix chips will have an integrated RDNA 3 GPU with up to 12 CUs (Compute Units) and 6 WGPs (Work Group Processors). We're told to expect 2.6GHz to 3GHz for the integrated GPU clock speeds, while CPU and GPU core counts on the new RDNA 3-based Phoenix are identical to the RDNA 2-based Rembrandt APU. RDNA 3 has architecture changes and more underneath, so performance boosts will be interesting to see when AMD Phoenix-powered gaming laptops arrive later this year.

Continue reading: AMD 'Phoenix' mobile Zen 4 CPU: 'should rip through' games at 1080p (full post)

AMD 'Dragon Range' mobile CPU: 4 new Zen 4 CPUs for laptops

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 27, 2022 7:08 PM CDT

AMD will launch its new desktop Zen 4 processors later this year, with the new X670E and X670 chipset for motherboards that will introduce the new AM5 socket, DDR5 support, and PCIe 5.0 support. But now, now we're hearing about the new AMD "Dragon Range" mobile CPUs.

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The new AMD Dragon Range CPUs will be a competitor to the beefy new Intel Alder Lake-HX processors, with up to 16 cores of the new Zen 4 architecture: pretty much desktop Zen 4 processors for laptops. AMD will be dropping the integrated GPU to allow the beefed up CPU power to take control, as the new AMD Dragon Range family of CPUs are designed for "Enthusiast Gaming" laptops.

In a new video, Red Gaming Tech says that the new AMD Dragon Range CPUs are designed to maximize CPU performance and can/will be offered with 'discrete' GPU solutions. The Ryzen 9 7980HX for example will rip through content creation and professional workloads easily. The 3 new processors will be the Ryzen 9 7980HX with 16 cores, the Ryzen 9 7900HX with 12 cores, the Ryzen 7 7800HX with 8 cores, and finally, the Ryzen 5 7600HX with 6 cores.

Continue reading: AMD 'Dragon Range' mobile CPU: 4 new Zen 4 CPUs for laptops (full post)

AMD: Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series CPUs coming to DIY market

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 21, 2022 8:37 PM CDT

AMD is finally bringing its beefed-up Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series CPUs for pre-built PCs very soon, and later in the year the DIY market.

The new AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series CPUs see the flagship Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX which is a 64-core, 128-thread CPU with clocks of up to 4.5GHz, 256MB of L3 cache, 128 lanes of PCIe 4.0, support for 8-channel DDR5, and a 280W TDP.

AMD has also said that the new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series CPUs will support overclocking (OC) on select WRX80 motherboards, both CPU + RAM overclocking will be supported. If you've also got an sWRX8-socket WRX80 chipset-based motherboard, AMD says you'll be able to "perform a drop-in upgrade to Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series processors after a BIOS update".

Continue reading: AMD: Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series CPUs coming to DIY market (full post)

You should be able to buy AMD's new Ryzen 7000 CPUs on September 15

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 20, 2022 8:29 PM CDT

It looks like AMD will have its next-gen Zen 4-powered Ryzen 7000 series CPUs on sale in under 3 months' time: on September 15 according to the latest leaks.

You should be able to buy AMD's new Ryzen 7000 CPUs on September 15 01 | TweakTown.com

The new date was used in a presentation in China by AMD, where it's most likely meeting with AIB partners, distributors, and everyone in between. On one of the slides you can see "9 15" at the top, which would mean 9/15 -- September 15 -- with AMD noting the new socket AM5, LGA1718, PCIe 5.0, and DDR5 technologies.

AMD could have its next-gen Ryzen 7000 series CPUs -- which according to the latest rumors will include the 7950X, 7900X, 7800X, and 7600X processors -- launching on September 15, alongside the huge flock of next-gen 600-series motherboards. AMD should be launching its new RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs the month after, in October-November, with the Navi 31-based flagship GPU expected to debut on PCIe 5.0 x16.

Continue reading: You should be able to buy AMD's new Ryzen 7000 CPUs on September 15 (full post)

AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU rumored launch lineup: 7950X, 7900X, 7800X + 7600X

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 19, 2022 7:54 PM CDT

AMD is gearing up for its next-gen Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPU launch, with a leaker teasing the first 4 variants of the Zen 4 processors.

AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU rumored launch lineup: 7950X, 7900X, 7800X + 7600X 01 | TweakTown.com

In the tweet, leaker "@Greymon55" teased that we are to expect the Ryzen 9 7950X -- expected to be a beasty new 16-core, 32-thread CPU -- and the Ryzen 9 7900X which should be a 12-core, 24-thread Zen 4 champion. After that, AMD is expected to launch the Ryzen 7 7800X that should be a 8-core, 16-thread Zen 4 chip while the Ryzen 5 7600X is the last in the rumored launch lineup with 6 cores and 12 threads.

AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7 7700X is "still not in the first lineup" according to the leaker. As for the new Zen 4 processors, we're to expect at least 15-20% performance boosts in the IPC department, DDR5 RAM support, and PCIe 5.0 support. AMD's new highest-end X670E + X670 motherboards will offer DDR5 + PCIe 5.0, with the next-gen flagship Navi 31-based Radeon RX 7970 XT (or whatever it's called) expected to debut on PCIe 5.0 x16.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU rumored launch lineup: 7950X, 7900X, 7800X + 7600X (full post)

Valve's next-gen Steam Deck 2 hardware: AMD Zen 4 CPU + RDNA 3 GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 16, 2022 8:16 PM CDT

Valve's next-gen Steam Deck 2 could have quite the performance upgrade thanks to some refreshed AMD technologies, with the new portable handheld from the makers of Half-Life packing the purported "Little Phoenix" APU from AMD.

Valve's next-gen Steam Deck 2 hardware: AMD Zen 4 CPU + RDNA 3 GPU 04 | TweakTown.com

The new information on Valve's next-gen Steam Deck 2 handheld is coming from leaker Tom @ Moore's Law is Dead, who said that his sources told him "Little Phoenix is a "Van Gogh successor" and began "late in its development cycle" with the goal to "build an Ultra Low Power & Compact version of Pheonix".

Inside, the APU reportedly features 4 cores and 8 threads on AMD's next-gen Zen 4 CPU architecture, with 25-35% higher PPC and boost clocks that could reach 4GHz. Valve would also get some big GPU upgrades from the AMD RDNA 3-based GPU, which should see the next-gen Steam Deck 2 with over 50% more performance than the GPU inside of the first-gen Steam Deck.

Continue reading: Valve's next-gen Steam Deck 2 hardware: AMD Zen 4 CPU + RDNA 3 GPU (full post)

Intel Core i9-13900 'performance preview': Raptor Lake CPU roars

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 13, 2022 7:16 PM CDT

Intel will be launching its new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs later this year, with the flagship Core i9-13900K to be joined by the non-K variant -- the Core i9-13900 -- which is in the headlines because SiSoftware has posted up a "mini review" of the unreleased CPU.

Intel Core i9-13900 'performance preview': Raptor Lake CPU roars 01 | TweakTown.com

It looks like an early engineering sample of the 24-core, 32-thread "Raptor Lake" CPU has been used in the wild -- the main attraction here being the updated Raptor Lake P-cores and Gracemont (E-cores) with an optimized 10nm (Intel 7+) package. Outside of the new P-cores and E-cores, we've got support for higher-speed DDR5 RAM, more cache, and more.

As for the SiSoftware "performance preview" of the upcoming Intel Core i9-13900, we have a purported 33-50% improvement in ALU/FPU tests, and 5-8% improvement in vectorized/SIMD tests. The Core i9-13900 was running at much lower CPU clock speeds, too.

Continue reading: Intel Core i9-13900 'performance preview': Raptor Lake CPU roars (full post)

Intel 14th Gen Core 'Meteor Lake-P' die shot: 6P+8E configuration

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 13, 2022 6:22 PM CDT

Intel's next-next-gen 14th Gen Core "Meteor Lake" CPU architecture is still a year+ away, but leaks have been good for a while now... the latest is a "Meteor Lake-P" die shot, check it out:

Intel 14th Gen Core 'Meteor Lake-P' die shot: 6P+8E configuration 01 | TweakTown.com

The new Intel 14th Gen Core "Meteor Lake" die shot teases 6 Performance and 8 Efficient cores, baked on Intel's new Intel 4 EUV process (previously referred to as 7nm process technology). Intel 4 will push +20% higher CPU clocks for the same power consumption according to ComputerBase.

The slides suggest that Intel is wanting to hit twice the High-Performance Library Area Scaling, extensive use of EUV lithography for process simplification, and work with Intel packaging technologies including EMIB and FOVEROS. Intel's new 14th Gen Core "Meteor Lake" CPU package will pack x86 compute cores, SoC, and I/O dies all on the single interposer, with Intel proudly declaring Meteor Lake is the lead product for Intel 4 process technology.

Continue reading: Intel 14th Gen Core 'Meteor Lake-P' die shot: 6P+8E configuration (full post)

Tachyum Prodigy CPU: insane 128 cores @ 5.7GHz, 16-channel DDR5, 950W+

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 12, 2022 11:51 PM CDT

Tachyum unveiled their new Prodigy CPUs not too long ago, with some bonkers specifications that seem far too crazy as the company is getting closer to the launch of some of its Prodigy CPUs that are now in pre-order status for evaluation kits.

Tachyum Prodigy CPU: insane 128 cores @ 5.7GHz, 16-channel DDR5, 950W+ 01 | TweakTown.com

The flagship Tachyum Prodigy T16128-AIX CPU will reportedly pack up to 128 cores, crazy 5.7GHz CPU clocks, just-as-insane 16-channel DDR5-7200 memory support, and once-again-insane 950W TDP. The 128 custom-designed 64-bit cores will be running at 5.7GHz+ according to the company, made on the 5nm process node and support 1-2TB/sec of memory bandwidth depending on the setup.

Tachyum says that it will be sampling the 128-core CPU "end of 2022". There is also hardware coherency that supports both 2 and 4-socket systems for some truly crazy performance... there are a lot of performance claims here, where Tachyum uses NVIDIA's new Hopper-based H100 GPU in its benchmark comparisons.

Continue reading: Tachyum Prodigy CPU: insane 128 cores @ 5.7GHz, 16-channel DDR5, 950W+ (full post)

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